Cornwall’s belated summer finally arrived just in time for two Friday, Strawberry Leisure weddings today. Whilst chauffeur Alan headed up the A30 to Crantock in Lily the Samba for Anne and David’s big day, I, chauffeur Bob, skippered Lola across the Saltings for Sarah and Guy’s wedding at St.Uny Church, Lelant.
Following the particularly lack lustre weather of the past few weeks, it was lovely to get an overdose of vitamin D. The sun shone whilst Lola and Lily simply dazzled and wowed onlookers with their formidable ‘mirror-like’ sheen.
Lola waiting outside St Uny Church Lelant for Sarah and Guy showing off her formidable mirror finish paintwork
Back at Lelant I started to suspect some mischief making in progress, when, shortly before Sarah and Guy’s post nuptial departure, Lola was paid a visit by a deputation of guys evidently on official bridal party business!
Allo, allo – what’s going on ere then!
Sarah and Guy duly appeared seconds later amidst showers of confetti, the whirring of shutters and rapturous applause. We popped open a bottle of Strawberry Leisure bubbly and with Lola’s unique ragtop roof rolled-back, we set off en-route to a Carbis Bay hotel reception via a circuit of St Ives for some royal waving. Only then were my suspicions of mischief making justified…
You see, having driven these wonderful, post-war engineered, iconic vehicles for some time now, you get accustomed to a few rattles and odd noises from time to time, but the sound of dragging a tin can factory behind you is unmistakable!
Sarah and Guy with Lola at Carbis Bay beach
Did you know?
The tradition of tying tin cans to the back of the newlywed’s vehicle originated long ago when items which would produce noise were
tied to the back of the couple’s carriage to scare away evil spirits.